Industry Tour – Grassland Conservation and Restoration on a Multiple Use Landscape for Foothills Fescue Native Grasslands



Event Date and Time
July 21st, 2021 at 8:00am MST to July 22nd, 2021 at 5:00pm MST

Foothills Fescue native grasslands in SW Alberta are declining and becoming increasingly fragmented with new industrial development and recreation pressures in the region. Competent pre-disturbance site assessment and follow-through are critical to assessing restoration risk, minimizing disturbance, and preparing effective and cost-efficient construction and reclamation plans for all development in native grasslands. This two-day field-based tour addresses:

  • Reclamation issues and beneficial practices in the region
  • Conservation assessment in native grassland
  • Project planning, ecological site restoration risk assessment and recovery strategies for fescue grasslands
  • A tour of industrial sites to illustrate different construction and reclamation practices in the region